Emergency Conservation Program in South Carolina, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 3,139

Recipients of Emergency Conservation Program from farms in South Carolina totaled $25,447,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation Program
1Gamble Family FarmsNew Zion, SC 29111$870,814
2Oak III FarmsSummerton, SC 29148$433,678
3Jerry Lee Mcelveen JrNew Zion, SC 29111$376,686
4Cannon Ag Products LLCTurbeville, SC 29162$373,162
5Flowers Farms LLCSummerton, SC 29148$313,952
6T S Lee & Sons IncAlcolu, SC 29001$308,738
7Two Tel Farms LLCAlcolu, SC 29001$301,077
8Jnl Farms LLCAlcolu, SC 29001$266,442
9Double D FarmsGable, SC 29051$260,169
10Witherspoon Farms LLCAlcolu, SC 29001$254,177
11B & D Farms LLCManning, SC 29102$247,836
12Thomas Elam LeeAlcolu, SC 29001$238,916
13James V McclainNorth, SC 29112$200,000
14James Houston HicksNew Zion, SC 29111$186,912
15L & S FarmsSummerton, SC 29148$152,063
16Richard N DennisBonneau, SC 29431$142,524
17Brogdon Family FarmsManning, SC 29102$135,168
18Jeffrey E EdwardsRuby, SC 29741$129,173
19H M Brown FarmsNesmith, SC 29580$124,390
20Panola Enterprises LpSummerton, SC 29148$113,890

* USDA data are not "transparent" for many payments made to recipients through most cooperatives. Recipients of payments made through most cooperatives, and the amounts, have not been made public. To see ownership information, click on the name, then click on the link that is titled Ownership Information.

** EWG has identified this recipient as a bank or lending institution that received the payment because the payment applicant had a loan requiring any subsidy payments go to the lender first. In 2019, the information provided to EWG by USDA began to include the entity that received the payment, rather than the person or entity that applied for it, which was previously provided. This move to shield subsidy recipients from disclosure enables USDA to further evade taxpayer accountability. Six percent of subsidy dollars went to banks, lending institutions, or the Farm Service Agency.”

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